Definition of pendant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpendənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpendənt//
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a piece of jewellery that you wear around your neck on a chain See related entries: Jewellery Word Origin Middle English (denoting an architectural decoration projecting downwards): from Old French, literally ‘hanging’, present participle of the verb pendre, from Latin pendere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pendant